Scouting Report: (6/17/2020) Christian Leary is an outstanding wide receiver prospect who is both quick and fast. He has terrific feet and agility to not only make plays in space as a ball carrier but also to stretch and win vertically. He has the rare package of having running back traits with receiving skills.
Christian shows rapid acceleration off the line with the ability to avoid contact in confined quarters. He can get to top speed in a hurry and shows the feet and explosive traits to lean and cut out of breaks with burst and separation. He consistently stays low into and out of breaks and is strong enough to nudge his way through traffic and fight through contact. He has a very nice sense of zone coverage recognition out of the slot and when to locate open voids.
In one-on-one situations, Christian can eat up cushion quickly and win. He has quick hands and catches the football cleanly in stride. He can adjust to off-target throws but is at his best when he can pluck and transition within his framework.
The bottom line is that he’s a dynamic threat in so many ways both as a receiver and ball carrier. In the spread offense, he is a fireplug as a back, slot, bubble/tunnel screen, and jet sweep weapon. He has natural jump cut abilities that allow him to navigate traffic in the open field. He can make multiple defenders miss in space and has elite vision to locate and exploit cutback lanes. I also feel he could have a significant presence and impact as a return man as he can change field position and create points in a hurry.